India – Traditional bronze oil-lamp from the South

India - Traditional bronze oil-lamp from the South © Devasahayam Chandra Dhas

A traditional bronze oil lamp from State of Tamil Nadu in South India. Such lamps were used both in homes and temples before the advent of Electricity. Even today the lamps are used in many ceremonies to initiate the proceedings. The lighting of the lamp is a symbolic gesture to indicate the commencement of the ceremony. Photo shot in the vertical format under studio lighting against a greyish back ground. Copy space.

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